2012 in Races

I started off 2012 with the goal to complete a half marathon. Prior to that the only races I had ever competed in were two 5ks and the Warrior Dash, so it was a pretty lofty goal. Well here we are in December, and not only did I complete a half marathon, but a full marathon, two 5ks, a 15k and a 4-mile race. That’s a total of 58.9 racing miles, on top of all my training runs for a girl that could barely run two miles at this time last year. Needless to say, I’m pretty encouraged by my progress. Here is a recap of my races in 2012:

Rite Cleveland Half Marathon May 20, 2012 Time: 2:08:17 Pace: 9:47/mile Age Group Place: 166/500

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The Color Run Cleveland, Ohio June 23, 2012 Race Not Timed

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Out Run Ovarian Cancer 5k Cleveland, Ohio August 18, 2012 Time: 24:30.4 Pace: 7:54/mile Age Group Place 18/135

With my friend, Katie, after the race

With my friend, Katie, after the race

This is a race that is very near and dear to my heart. My grandmother passed away from ovarian cancer when I was five years old, so it is important to me do to what I can to raise awareness of it and funds for it. There are many survivors that participate in the race or in the one-mile walk. It’s a somewhat emotional race, but is also well-run and a good race overall. I highly recommend it!

 

Nationwide Columbus Marathon October 21, 2012 Time: 4:25:14 Pace: 10:08/mile Age Group Place 199/433

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You can read about my experience at the Columbus Marathon here

 

Hot Chocolate 15k Cleveland, Ohio November 18, 2012 Time: 1:29:08 Pace: 9:34/mile Age Group Place 109-306

With my friend, Allison, and our Finishers' Mugs

With my friend, Allison, and our Finishers’ Mugs

You can read about my experience at the Hot Chocolate 15k here

 

Gennesaret Home Run for the Homeless (3.8 miles) Akron, Ohio November 22, 2012 Time: 34:50 Pace 9:10/mile Age Group Place: 27/132

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You can read about my experience at the Home Run for the Homeless here

 

All in all I’d say I’m pretty content with how I did in these races, but of course there is room for improvement. Some of my 2013 goals will be running- and race-related, but I will get to those in another post!

  • Did any of you run any good races this year? What is a “must run” race I should try?
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